Hochstein at High Falls: Hanna PK & Aleks Disljenkovic

Hochstein at High Falls: Hanna PK & Aleks Disljenkovic

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Become marveled by Hanna PK and Aleks Disljenkovic's musical prowess and modern spin on the blues genre at Hochstein at High Falls. 

Combining elements of jazz, swing, and Chicago blues, listeners should be prepared to strap on their boogie-shoes and become swept away by the duo's effortless command of their respective instruments.  The High Falls Business Association has once again teamed up with The Hochstein School, and WXXI to present Hochstein at High Falls, a noontime summer concert series. The series includes ten outdoor concerts Thursday afternoons at 12:10 pm during June, July and August. Weather permitting, they will be held in the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge and will feature a diverse mix of musical artists and instructors. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch, or pick up a great lunch at area restaurants (like La Luna and Fina's Cafe). Each performance runs approximately 50 minutes.

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Hanna PK channels a wide variety of the blues, from pre-war styles to ‘50s and ‘60s Chicago blues to boogie-woogie, as well as influences from jazz and swing. People often use the expression ‘tickling the ivories,’ but if you see the way Hanna plays, it’s anything but tickling. Her solid left hand reflects on those traditional blues masters’ rocking and shuffling bass patterns, while her right hand grooves along, dancing all over those 88s, and also adding her sultry voice. In June 2018, Hanna and guitarist Aleks Disljenkovic won first place at Memphis Bound. They represented Western New York at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., in January 2019 and made a strong first impression, making it to the Semi-Finals.